beat out


beat out; beaten out or beat out; beating out; beats out

transitive verb

: to make or perform by or as if by beating
: to mark or accompany by beating
: to turn (a routine ground ball or a bunt) into a hit in baseball by fast running to first base

Examples of beat out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lee beat out a primary challenger last month that took her on over the issue. Bruce Siwy, USA TODAY, 8 May 2024 Senior Daniel Baker beat out, but Wheeler stayed at second. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 May 2024 His fish weighed 3 pounds, 2 ounces, and beat out the previous record by more than half a pound, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, which made Lara’s record official on Wednesday. Dac Collins, Outdoor Life, 1 May 2024 In 2023, the tequila and mezcal spirits category brought in $6.5 billion in revenue, beating out sales of American whiskey and falling just short of vodka’s $7.2 billion in revenue, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune, 1 May 2024 Yes, Emmy Russell beat out Mckenna Breinholt and Julia Gagnon as the last name to advance. Chris Sims, The Courier-Journal, 29 Apr. 2024 Individually, machines beat out animals in almost all of these categories. Mack Degeurin, Popular Science, 24 Apr. 2024 Before the big event, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal some of the winner highlights, including Taylor Swift beating out her boyfriend Travis Kelce in the Best Creator or Influencer Collaboration, Features (Social) category, winning both the Webby Award and People’s Voice Award. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 23 Apr. 2024 In the strategic banking industry, French-Polish executive Slawomir Krupa beat out a French rival for the top job of Societe Generale SA in 2022. Albertina Torsoli, Fortune, 22 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of beat out was in 1588

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“Beat out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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